Dewitt's Jordyn Wieber Wins US Gymnastics Championship

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jordyn Wieber lived up to the hype and then some, winning her first title at the U.S. gymnastics championships in a rout Saturday night.

Wieber finished with 121.30 points, 6.15 points ahead of McKayla Maroney. Think of those routs of the non-conference patsies by college football's heavyweights that are coming in a few weeks, and you'll get an idea of how dominant Wieber was. The 16-year-old from DeWitt, Mich., also finished with the highest scores on floor exercise and uneven bars.

Next up: the world championships, Oct. 7-16 in Tokyo, where Wieber will be the heavy favorite to win. She's already beaten the reigning world champion, Aliya Mustafina, this year, and Mustafina won't be there for the rematch after blowing out her knee in April.


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